Starring Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Ted McGinley, Bernie Casey, Tim Busfield
Written By: Steve Zacharias and Jeff Buhai
Directed By: Jeff Kanew
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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Back with a new edition, Revenge of the Nerds is still a funny film about a group of nerds, losers, dweebs that look to get revenge in College. Starring Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards as two lovable nerds who are freshman and just don’t get the respect they deserve. Uniting all outsiders into one fraternity they look to bring down the Alpha Betas, the Jocks of Adams College. While the film is over 20 years old, I still found the film very funny, and was good to look back on.
Have you ever been picked on, called names, or even been beaten up because you were different or not socially acceptable? Well this film is just for you because it helps you show that its okay to be who you are, and at the same time, get even! Not everyone has the power to strike back at their bullies, but this group of losers from Adams College does so. After getting kicked out of their dorms because stupid frat boys burnt their house down, the nerds are forced to live in the gym. What a great place to start college eh? With the choice of either living in the gym the entire semester, or go out and join a fraternity to live there, the nerds decide to try that option. Of course they are all ridiculed and demeaned to the point they decide to seek their own fraternity, with the reluctant help of U.N. Jefferson (Bernie Casey.) The nerds not only start up the Adams College division of the Trilam’s, they also look to take over the entire Greek council. Figures the nerds would go for that. I would have looked to hire thugs and beat the crap out of the jocks, but hey, that’s me.
The movie features several classic scenes, especially when the Jocks crash their frat party. Pissed off, the nerds retaliate by going after the frat’s sorority sisters Pi Delta Pi. They break into their house and go on a panty raid, and in Nerd fashion install the “latest video technology.” Hey, it’s 1984, it wasn’t that fancy back then. Another classic scene was the silly music number at the end of the film, that has the Tri-Lam’s winning the Greek Festival. You can’t beat Boogie Presley, Louis and Gilbert as Devo, and Poindexter as a rocking Electric Fiddle Meister on stage.
Its not the strongest film as far as comedy goes, but growing up in the 80s, this film was funny as hell back then. It doesn’t have the same lasting factor like it used to but I still laughed. The film had a good cast that was before most of them broke out too. The film is a nice reminder that most likely you are far cooler than these guys.
-Audio Commentary by Director Jeff Kanew and Actors Robert Carradine, Timothy Busfield and Curtis Armstrong
-I’m A Nerd, And I’m Pretty Proud Of It Featurette
-Revenge Of The Nerds Television Pilot
-ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo CC
-ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono CC
-SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
-FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
-Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Favorite Scenes: First Day of School, Fixing up House, Panty Raid, Fraternity Games, Music Finale
Running Time: 90 minutes